The Smiling Soldiers Project

By Michele Justic Israeli soldiers—they’re just like us. Buying a soda, walking with friends on the street, visiting their parents. Many media outlets paint a darker picture, tinged with anti-Semitism...

Israeli police raid Al-Aqsa mosque to quell rioting by Palestinians

(JTA) — Israeli police raided Al-Aqsa mosque during riots on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, a rare incursion that headed off for now tensions stoked by the confluence of...

Biden to visit Israel as Iran deal and Jerusalem tensions rise

WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Joe Biden accepted an invitation to visit Israel amid differences between the allies over how best to contain Iran and the White House’s concern over...

Israeli security forces arrest 15 in Judea and Samaria counter-terror operations

(May 9, 2022 / JNS) Israeli security forces have arrested four suspected accomplices of the terrorists who committed the May 5 attack in Elad and the April 29 attack...

Dayan Storms Out of Jerusalem Arts School’s Fundraiser

(JTA) — Israel’s top diplomat based in New York walked out of a gala fundraiser for the Bezalel Academy. Dani Dayan was outraged by the Jerusalem arts and design school’s...

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky passes away

Naflah Ateres Rosheinu By Rabbi Yair Hoffman  It is a tragic, tragic day,and we are all in mourning. Not only has klal Yisroel lost its leading Torah sage, we lost our...

Islamic Waqf Refuses to Withdraw From Temple Mount ‘Gate of Mercy’

The Islamic Waqf Council, the Jordanian-led Muslim religious body that shares control of the Temple Mount with Israeli authorities, openly refused an Israeli court order to close an area...

‘Jeopardy’ Question About Church of the Nativity Causes Controversy

(JTA) — Is Jesus’ birthplace in Israel or Palestine? According to the popular prime time game show “Jeopardy!,” the answer just may be both. At the end of the first...

New York Jewish Week) — An Orthodox activist who led the charge against city’s COVID regulations said he is running for district leader in Brooklyn’s District 48, hoping to...

Behind Israel’s Constitutional Crisis

BY BEN SALES (JTA) — Besides the coronavirus epidemic, Israel has another crisis on its hands. It’s inside the government and only tangentially related to COVID-19. Here’s the short version: After Israel’s...
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